Spikes in coronavirus cases nationwide are being blamed, in part, on large parties and gatherings where distancing isn’t being enforced – so Governors in New Jersey and New York are calling for stricter distancing enforcement. They joined Connecticut in requiring visitors from dozens of “trouble zone” states to self-quarantine. Extra caution is being taken as the start of the school year approaches.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said weekend gatherings ignoring social-distancing rules will lead the virus to boomerang around the country. Inspectors are issuing violations to restaurants and bars for not following containment orders.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy cut his state’s indoor-gathering limit back to 25 people, after a spate of house parties led to a jump in cases. The state’s virus transmission rate jumped in August to its highest level since early April.

Source: Crain’s New York Business

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